Several years after a prescribed fire, we were counting sequoia seedlings sprouting in newly formed canopy gaps in order to see if these conditions promoted seedling establishment.
A new international research review led by UC Berkeley says the debate over fuel-reduction techniques is only a small part of a much larger fire problem.
We are proud to announce that UC Berkeley has been ranked the top university in Environment/Ecology by the U.S.
95% of California's population lives in cities. How can we, as environmental scientists, share our interest in and knowledge of the natural world with those who lack access to fields and forests?
Although early conservation efforts were closely tied to hunting and management of game species, conservation priorities have since shifted toward biodiversity and ecosystem conservation.
Internationally recognized entomologist and well-known philanthropist Evert Irving Schlinger of Concord, professor emeritus, UC Berkeley Department of Entomological Sciences, passed Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Lafayette, California.
As part of the Graduate Training in Cooperative Extension Program, I am “making (my) science matter” to the public while building skills for the workforce.
Professor Oster was awarded the prize for his discovery of physical principles behind intracellular force generation in cell motility, morphogenesis and biological pattern formation.
PBS’s new series, “Food Forward,” explores issues surrounding food in the United States. Covering topics such as urban agriculture, sustainable fishing, grass-fed beef, soil science and school lunch reform.
A new study by ESPM postdoctoral researchers Daniel Karp and Leithen M'gonigle, and professor Claire Kremen, highlights just how dramatic the evolutionary diversity of wildlife is affected when forests are transformed into agricultural lands.
A key University of California, Berkeley, research station is threatened by the King Fire in El Dorado County.
ESPM ranked first in environmental sciences in the 2014 QS World Universities Rankings by subject.
Cal Alumna Rue Mapp is being recognized for her work supporting diverse participation and appreciation of the great outdoors.
A new study by biologists at Stanford University and UC Berkeley highlights the dramatic hit on the evolutionary diversity of wildlife when forests are transformed into agricultural lands.
A conservation biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, is giving important guidance in the efforts to rescue Devils Hole pupfish by establishing a captive breeding program.
As the U.S. Forest Service finalizes plans to restore forests torched in last year’s Yosemite-area Rim Fire—the third largest in state history—conservationists are worried that the scheme skimps on environmental protection.
Global decline of wildlife populations is driving increases in violent conflicts, organized crime and child labor around the world, according to a new policy paper led by UC Berkeley researchers.
Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a serious exotic disease, is threatening the survival of tanoak and several oak species in California. Community volunteers can help by collecting and submitting leaf samples for DNA-based analyses.
ESPM Professor Lynn Huntsinger was awarded the 2013-2014 Berkeley Facutly Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs.
The California drought is helping save the state's signature tree - the mighty oak - by slowing down the spread of the plague-like disease scientists call sudden oak death.